Dartmouth, a member of the Ivy League, is a private, four-year, coeducational undergraduate college with graduate schools of business, engineering and medicine and 16 graduate programs in the arts and sciences.
Dartmouth is the nation's ninth-oldest college, founded in 1769 by Rev. Eleazar Wheelock for the education of "youth of the Indian Tribes ... English Youth and others ..."
Dartmouth's unique blending of a world-class research university's resources with a college's focus on undergraduate education offers small classes, top-flight facilities, and an outstanding faculty. Professors here are among the leaders in their fields yet remain committed to teaching. Students have the opportunity to take advantage of faculty accessibility throughout their Dartmouth careers, and Dartmouth's strong graduate programs in the arts and sciences allow faculty to further enrich the students' learning experience by offering direct involvement in cutting-edge research.